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Greet your gastronomic guide in downtown Cozumel to commence your epicurean adventure. Relax during the comfortable minivan journey to a selection of authentic eateries and food stalls located off-the-beaten-track. Sample a classic Mexican empanada then savor the fresh flavor of a succulent shrimp filled taco, the fish in which was recently caught from the crystal clear water of Cozumel’s sea. Sip a refreshing cerveza as your guide explains how a combination of Caribbean and Yucatan culture influence Cozumel’s colorful cuisine. 

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of an open-air market as you become acquainted with exotic spices, unfamiliar fruits and mouthwatering meat. Feel the buzz and bustle before journeying to an intimate and ambient family-run restaurant (cocina economica) for a simple yet sublime taste of regional fare. 

Conclude your gastronomic adventure with a visit to a Mexican bakery. Awaken your senses to the rich aromas of freshly baked bread and sweet pastries, and sip refreshing aqua fresca (a non-alcoholic drink of water and sweet fruit syrup) before returning to your minivan. Digest the knowledge gained on your cultural tour of Cozumel’s cuisine during the return journey to downtown Cozumel.
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Cozumel Chef - Food Tours
Pleasure your palate with meat-stuffed empanadas, succulent shrimp tacos and sweet Mexican pastries on a 3-hour culinary tour of Cozumel. Sample the exotic flavors of the idyllic island, noting the Mexican spice and Caribbean flair of the dishes due to Cozumel’s close proximity to Cuba. Immerse yourself in the culinary customs of the area as a knowledgeable guide takes you to five favorite local haunts to same fine Yucatan bites and beverages. Enjoy personalized attention and round-trip transportation on this intimate small group tour.
  • 3-hour guided tour of the best eats on Cozumel
  • Sample authentic dishes at five spots where the island locals dine
  • Savor empanadas, indulge in succulent tacos and wash it all down with cold beer
  • Learn about Yucatecan cuisine and visit an open-air market
  • Feast on home-cooked food in a concina economica, a traditional family-run restaurant
  • Refresh with fresh fruit juice known as agua fresca, and satisfy your sweet tooth with Mexican pastries
  • Small-group tour, limited to 12, means easy access to the experienced local guide
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent tour. Highlight of our stay. Discovered quaint restaurants with delicious food (and drinks) particular to this culture. Geraldo (our guide) was very knowledgeable and passionate and Favio (our driver) never kept us waiting.

Thank Claudia G
Reviewed 5 days ago
Excellent--family in August 2018

Excellent. I booked the tour for my mom and aunts. Some of their comments: delicious, well-organized, great knowledge of history and local cuisine, hidden gems/restaurants, very nice, educational, best grouper ever. Also, we had to change days at the last minute, and they were very...More

Thank amcquitty599
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great food tour!

My family lives in the Caribbean so we are already accustomed to the beaches so we decided to do a food tour in Cozumel. We took a short ride to our pick up destination where were greeted by a very pleasant and personable tour guide,...More

Thank Gertrude H
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Don't Miss This Tour!!!

This tour was one of the highlights of our Caribbean Cruise vacation. A wonderful way to enjoy some of the local foods and get a feel for Cozumel's great people!! Don't miss it!!

Thank Johnny M
Reviewed 10 July 2018
This is a Must!

This is a must do food tour. We had a great time getting off the beaten path of all the tourists and see a little bit of where the locals eat. Each stop was different and interesting food. Went to the Market which was fun...More

Thank willbehonest1226
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Response from Joselyn P | Reviewed this property |
the tour takes around 3 hours. it would depend on what time your ship departs.
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